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Beware political agenda in reports demonising ‘African gangs’

I’m standing in a cobbled North Melbourne laneway looking at a neatly stacked pile of firewood, knowing where this story will end.

The Age

It’s a perfect autumn Sunday but I’m working, doorknocking neighbours of a short-term rental property from where police early that morning marched dozens of young people following noise complaints.

Anapn 1aPolice allege they were pelted with items, including the firewood, as four teens damaged their parked cars.

They have not yet mentioned race, nor had two neighbours, but another neighbour said they were Sudanese.

Prime Minister Malcolm…

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